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Science Ch 12 Oceans

6th grade science

marine things that are part of or from the ocean
beach a sandy zone above the foreshore in a shallow marine environment
intertidal zone the zone of a marine environment between the high and low tide lines. Also called the foreshore.
tidal flat a flat muddy area in the intertidal zone
crest the high point of a wave
trough the low point of a wave
wavelength the distance between two wave crests or the distance between two wave troughs
coast the boundary between land and a body of water like the ocean
longshore drift the flow of sand along the coast
continental shelf the ocean bottom that extends from a coast; where the continental shelf ends, the ocean becomes distinctly deeper.
Created by: sosterhout